Sevilla General Manager Monchi entered the pitch to welcome the coaching staff and players after his team’s shock victory. Julen Lopetegui went against the advice of many of the club’s leaders and it was his victory. The pained faces of the manager and Lopetegui, without enjoying the win, show how difficult the week has been. On Wednesday, the coach himself received a call that he assumed was a farewell call. “Let’s see if we win on Saturday, teacher,” they said. In an afternoon meeting at the Sanchez Pizjuan, there was talk of potential replacements for Lopetegui, who were unhappy with his team’s poor scoring against Espanyol.
Alvaro Fernandez, Bryan, Sergi Gomez, Cabrera, Oscar Gil (Ruben Sanchez, min. 75), Braithwaite, Vinicius, Edu Exposito (Danny Gomez, min. 58), Javi Puado (Melamed, min. 87), Darder and Joselu.
Bono, Jose Angel Carmona (Jesus Navas, min. 72), Gudelj, Keke Salas, Marcos Acuña (Alex Teles, min. 45), Isco, Oliver Torres (Nyanzou Tanguy Kouassi, min. 66), Joan Jordan (Rakitic, min. 72) , N-Nessiri, Fernando and Lamela
Goals 0-1 min 0: Lick it. 0-2 minute 25: Jose Angel Carmona. 0-3 minute 44: Jose Angel Carmona. 1-3 minutes 48: Joselu 2-3 minutes. 61: Braithwaite.
Judge Guillermo Cudra Fernandez
Yellow cards Oscar Gil (min. 12), Lamela (min. 28), Joselu (min. 41), Marcos Acuña (min. 46), Vinicius (min. 57), Fernando (min. 93) and N-Nessiri (min. 95).
Red cards Lamela (min 83)
The Andalucia team, who built on a first-half victory and a second-half counterattack, withstood a siege that saw Lamela sent off in the 84th minute. In an eternal 100-minute extra time, Joselu and Cabrera deserved the final with two clear chances. Sevilla breathed as the three points gave Julen Lopetegui plenty of air.
It is very difficult to imagine that this result is the beginning of a comeback for Sevilla, a team that is completely in decline, that got air when the youth team emerged, scored two goals on the right side and assisted Jose Angel Carmona in the first lick. The game itself was a real puzzle. The 20-year-old defender, who was urgently recruited by Lopetegui, was the mainstay of a crazy team. The Andalusians were better in the first half, an unappealing 0-3. Then they had to suffer a lot. Lopetegui has been spared and his side have taken four points from their last 12 games after a poor start. Espanyol will not leave the hands of Diego Martinez. The Catalan team has suffered defeats against Rayo Vallecano, Madrid and now Sevilla. The Andalucia team will continue their campaign next Wednesday in the Champions League match against Copenhagen, where their chances of a European match are at risk after suffering a heavy defeat in their first match against Manchester City (0-4).
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